Richard David Smith III

writer, lab rat, and purveyor of fine energy drinks. pro Oxford comma.

Tom Arnold – comedian

Venue: Comedy Zone Date/Time: Friday, August 22, 8pm & 10pm Saturday, August 23, 8pm & 10pm contact: www.comedyzone.com // 904-292-4242 (HAHA) I’ve always felt that  and I were part of a unique brotherhood. You see, I was also once married to . Well, not THE Roseanne Barr, but she may as well have been. This is not an insult–at least not to my ex. She adores Roseanne and would watch the Nick at Night Roseanne marathons with religious fervor almost nightly, and thus would wear any comparison to her with a badge of honor. Arnold and I also are both …

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Fascinating Rhythm Orchestra

Date: Every other Wednesday Venue: Jacksonville Comedy Club Tickets: Contact Comedy Club Contact: Burk Shields 477-0395  is a booking agent, but it would be easy enough to confuse the burly fella with a plain ole bookie. You know, the take your bets and then come to collect his money with a baseball bat type bookie. “Some people had to go,” explained Hapi. Don’t worry, Hapi wasn’t talking about anything nefarious. He was referring to the band split-up that led to the creation of , a local band that he represents. In reality, Joe “Mr. Hawaii” Hapi is an affable gentleman …

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Chicago Stacked Improv

Event: Chicago Stacked Improv Date: July 9 Doors at 7pm, starts 8 pm Venue: Jacksonville Comedy Club Tickets: $10 + tax Contact: 646-HAPPY (4277) I’ll go ahead and get my bias out of the way upfront: I have never been a big fan of improvisation style comedy. While some comedy critics swear by it, shows like , where comedians are given random words and props and then come up with corresponding off-the-cuff bits to go along with them, have just never appealed to me and oftentimes even come off as a little embarrassing. Of course, this is not the first …

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Married To Comedy: Brian McKim & Traci Skene

Event: Brian McKim Fun in a Bun Date: June 12-14 Venue: Comedy Club of Jacksonville Tickets: $6-$15 Contact: Call (904)646-4277 Throughout the ages, the cosmos has once in a while blessed us with a rare husband and wife comedy duo.  and .  and .  and . I can imagine that it went back even further than these famous duos sealed in holy matrimony. What about the most famous couple of all-time, Adam and Eve? Sure, why wouldn’t they be a comedy couple? Let me put it this way: being that they were supposedly the only two humans on the planet …

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Mick Foley: Stand-Up Comedians Are Our Modern Day Philosophers

As a 260-pound, broad-shouldered scribe, I’ve always had a special affinity for the brawny writer. Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac are among my favorites. While I can certainly appreciate the likes of Oscar Wilde and David Sedaris, I can more easily relate to a wordsmith who can throw down a shot of vodka and a punch just as gracefully as he can throw down a line of prose. Former WWE pro wrestler and current author Mick Foley certainly falls into this category. On top of that, one could even argue that Foley is a modern renaissance man. Before …

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Florida Folk Festival

The American Folk singer conjures up images of some long-haired, bearded dude wearing homemade clothing and closing his eyes as he plucks away at his banjo and passionately sings about peace and love at a hemp rally. The reason for this stereotype is simple: it’s basically true. Folk music, on the other hand, has so many different definitions, fusions, and permutations that it’s hardly worth trying to define. It can be heard everywhere from classic Dylan albums to present day Geico commercials, and you’ve probably even overheard a few what is and isn’t folk debates within your own particular music …

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The Elbow Presents: Amplified Volume

A Showcase of Jacksonville Hottest Musicians – The Elbow Presents: Amplified Volume In a breaking One Spark development, The Elbow media manager Grant Neilson revealed to EU the first public announcement of “The Elbow Presents: Amplified Volume 1,” Jacksonville’s first local music compilation in over ten years. The submission process just recently came to an end. Over 50 groups submitted songs that showcase some of the best up-and-comers in Duval’s burgeoning music scene. Congratulations to Antique Animals, Dr. Sirbrother, On Guard, Sidereal, Universal Green, Joshua Worden, Mortal Mirror, Whetherman, JacksonVegas, ND 20/20, Navigateur, The Embraced, Scott T, Herd Of Watts, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Canary in the Coalmine, Pilotwave, Inspection 12 (official), Marion Crane and DarkHorse Saloon for …

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Stand-up Comedians

Eternal return, adopted by the likes of , is a concept that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space—and  has been doing that pretty much every moment on some TV station in America and throughout the world since the legendary ABC series was cancelled in the mid-nineties. Because of this, just about everyone knows comedian  as the lovable Uncle Joey Gladstone from the ubiquitous sitcom. Most people are also aware that his ex-girlfriend  1995, scorned-woman anthem ‘You Oughta Know’ was written about him. …

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Millentrepreneurs of #Duval

Kicked into existence in 1979, I was born on the tail-end of what is commonly referred to as Generation X. My generation was the offspring of the often tarred-and-feathered Baby Boomers, and we’re usually thought of as the aimless kids who brought you plaid, grunge music, and web design. We were the meandering daydreamers who were too busy cranking The Pixies CDs, quoting Tarantino films, or saying “amen” to Janeane Garofalo to be caught up in material matters. If the clichés are to be believed, we were disenfranchised by broken Reaganomics and jaded from watching happiness elude our fiscally responsible …

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans

Jaguars vs. Texans Recap

Houston, we have a problem: . If you haven’t been following, Jacksonville-you may want to sit down for this-your Jaguars are now the proud owners of an  best three game winning streak. This time, Duval faithful got to witness the victory firsthand. The Jaguars won at home for the first time in over a year as they ran with the night and played in the shadows of the Sunshine State in front of a national Thursday night audience on the . The Big Cats poured more misery gravy onto the  nightmare season for the second time in the last three …

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